Is taking your husband’s name Unfeminist?

Say my name, say my name!

Yes, we know Unfeminist isn’t a word. We’re breaking the rules.

We’re also showing you a little of what it’s really like to record a podcast when kids – young and old – are home due to COVID-19. Water bottles are stolen, and 19-year-olds are stopped from making life-saving coffee.

In between, we’re discussing why we change our last names when we marry. How it started, why we do it, and how it’s all the bloody patriarchy.

 

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Show Notes

 

Thank you to the following sources we’ve used to fact-check, investigate, and back up our claims to make this episode. And thanks to Jay Crisp Crow, whose show notes I’m borrowing as I catch up between episodes 1 and 6.

Read my blog which inspired the episode. Jennifer Zeven: What’s In A Name?

Stephanie Reid: The History Behind Maiden vs. Married Names

Catherine Allgor: Coverture: The Word You Probably Don’t Know But Should

Lisa Featherstone: Rape in Marriage: Why Was It So Hard To Criminalise Sexual Violence?

Sara Garcia: Most Australian Women Still Take Husband’s Name After Marriage, Professor Says

That’s all for this episode – thanks for listening and reading, Shrew.

If you enjoyed our podcast, once you’ve given us a 5 star review, head over to join our free facebook group Shrews Untamed House of Shrew.

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